LAOTIAN BELIEVERS SEEK REOPENING OF CHURCH BUILDING
In spite of arrest threats by Lao authorities for anyone entering the Khamsaan Church building, Lao believers recently began using the building in the Sayphothong district of Savannakhet province for Sunday services.
Khamsaan Church was closed by Lao authorities on Christmas Day, 2003. A Christian couple, Khambay and Sompid, were arrested around 9 a.m. and detained by authorities for the act of leading believers into the church building. They were released at 7 p.m. the same day when officials began fearing that word of the arrests might get out.
A key Lao ministry leader is talking with Savannakhet provincial authorities to petition for a permit to legally reopen the church so believers in Khamsaan village can meet freely.
Let us pray fervently for favour with the authorities.
Let us pray fervently for an opening of hearts unto conviction.
1 Tim 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority. . .
For supreme governors, as the emperor of Rome, and kings of particular nations; and for all sub-governors, or inferior magistrates, as procurators or governors of provinces, and proconsuls, and the like; all that were in high places, and acted under the authority of those that were supreme; these are particularly mentioned, the then governors, whether supreme or subordinate, who were avowed enemies, and violent persecutors of the saints; and it might be a scruple with some of them, whether they should pray for them, and therefore the apostle enjoins it.
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